In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the century. i think holland slept in similar 'bunk' box beds?
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A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not. The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides